(Closed) My big dog is getting really old..

posted 10 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m sorry 🙁

I went through this a few years ago with my last Bernese Mountain Dog.  You know how it is with big old dogs…  It is sad.

We did glucosamine, and the vet prescribed her 1/2 asprin daily in the mornings.  That temporized for a long time.  I’d take your buddy to the vet and see what they can do for him.

Wishing you the best.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Aww, Belle, I know how you feel.  I’d check the dosing of the aspirin for his weight before you start giving it to him.

Zolie ended up with a lymphoma.  She died in her 10th year 🙁  When she could no longer get up to walk, and could only lay there I knew it was time.  But don’t think about that, just enjoy your time with your guy and take lots of pictures when he’s feeling well!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

That’s a tough time for anyone. I lost my big yellow lab a few years ago and have yet to get another dog. I just can’t seem to let go so to speak. We did the whole glucosamine thing too for a few years, but by the end he was having a real hard time getting up. He died right before he turned 13 🙁

I’m sorry to hear about that, but I’m sure he’ll still be a big part of your family even years later. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and videos. 

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